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The Local Area

Tarmonbarry is situated 5 miles from Longford town, on the Longford/Roscommon border. This restful little village along the River Shannon offers tree-lined river walks where you can watch the cruisers negotiate their way through the local lock. Every year Tarmonbarry holds a festival during August which consists of entertainment and sports.

Roscommon offers an enchanting glimpse of hidden treasure to those who seek. Brimful of history and heritage, Roscommon boasts many archaeological structures including Rathcroghan, ancient home of the High Kings. From more recent times, great houses and castles are to be found. Here, a more tranquil and serene beauty reigns, framed by mountain, moor land and lake . Nature and wildlife flourish in undisturbed habitat.

The warmth of the people is tangible, part of the essence of the county.



The Lodge is located within an area that offers some of the best coarse angling in Europe. All of our angling guests have access to a tackle room, drying facilities and a bait fridge. Boat hire can also be arranged.

The principal coarse fisheries are the Shannon, Lough Ree, River Inny, Lough Derravaragh, The headwaters of the Erne System- Lough Gowna, The Royal and Grand Canals, Drumconrath Lakes and the Laois Lakes.

All species of Coarse fish are available including Bream, Roach, Rudd, Hybrids, Tench, Perch and Carp in selected waters. Well established centres throughout the region include: Lanesboro, Athlone, Ballymahon, Mullingar, Clondra, Abbeyshrule, North Longford, Edenderry, Prosperous, Drumconrath, Vicarstown and the Blessington Lakes. Some of the best Pike fishing waters in the country are available in the region, namely: Lough Ree, the Shannon, the River Inny, Lough Derravaragha and the Gowna lakes. However it should be noted that pike can be caught in almost all waters.